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TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



For the Year ending Feb. 16, 1859. 



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ANDOVEE: 

PRINTED BY WARREN F . DRAPER. 

1859. 

■£^£%z^ £^£3^ — £^H^ — 




THE 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



OF THE 



Hcceipt0 and <£*U£n&ititre0 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



For the Year ending Feb. 16, 1859, 



ANDOVER: 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

1859. 



REPORT. 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT 



SCHOOLS. 

Appropriations for the year 1858, 
Balance due the Districts, Feb. 11th, 1858, 
Amount of State School Fund received, 



Less unappropriated in 1858, 



$3,500 00 

1,302 85 

197 61 

$5,000 4 6 
61 

$4,999 85 



Districts. 



Centre South 

Phillips 

Village 

Ballard Vale 

Scotland 

Holt 

Centre West 

Frye 

North 

Abbott 

Bailey 

Osgood 



Feb. 11, '58 


Appropria- 
tions. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


Cr. 


1858 


1858 


1858 


$222,13 


$580,00 


$802,13 


$556,45 


92,03 


256,00 


348,03 


226,90 


186,64 


470,00 


656,64 


468,92 


190,01 


490,00 


680,01 


475,93 


41,95 


230,00 


271,95 


140,20 


131,94 


225,00 


356,94 


244,35 




256,00 


256,00 


130,60 


160,46 


415,00 


575,46 


410,17 


71,19 


160,00 


231,19 


163,50 


103,75 


190,00 


293,75 


272,62 


102,75 


219,00 


321,75 


198,96 




206,00 


206,00 


206,00 



Feb. 16/59 

Cr. 

$245,68 
121,13 
187,72 
204,08 
131,75 
112,59 
125,40 
165,29 
67,69 
21,13 
122,79 



1302,85 3697,00 4999,85 3494,60 1505,25 



Whole amount due the Districts 
Orders paid to Feb. 16, 1859, 
Balances due Districts Feb. 16, 1859, 



3494,60 
1505,25 



$1999,85 
$4999,85 



SCHOOL HOUSES. 





Feb. 11, 1858, 


Tax 1858 Credit '58 


Paid '58 


Balance Feb. 16, '59 




Credit. 








Dr. Cr- 


Phillips 




108,10 


108,10 


6,42 


101,68 


Ballard Vale 


9,23 


526,14 


535,37 


8,40 


526,97 


Holt 


37,51 




37,51 


3,15 


34,36 


Frye 


1,50 




1,50 




'1,50 


Abbott 


,36 




,36 




,36 


Village 


69,74 




69,74 


40,89 


28,85 


Centre West 


25,07 




25,07 


25,21 


,14 


North 


J 


223,25 223,25 


206,04 


17,21 



143,41 



857,49 1000,90 290,11 

Less 



Due the Districts 



Paid 



Taxes Assessed 857,49 

Feb. 11, 1858, Balance 143,41 



710,93 
14 

710.79 
290,11 

$1000,90 
1000,90 



District 





OVER WORK ON ROADS. 


, 


to 


. 1. Nathan F. Abbott, 


S3 82 


(( 


3. Charles Abbott, 


2 75 


l( 


9. Henry J. Gray, 


3 25 


II 


11. Samuel Frye, 


5 50 


11 


14. Nathan Abbott, 2d, 


6 91 


CI 


16. Paul B. Follansbee, 


2 50 


(< 


17. Sylvester Lovejoy, 


7 00 


" 


17. Jedediah Burtt, 


1 00 


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18. Joseph Chandler, 


2 80 


a 


19. William Perrin, 


3 02 


li 


22. Jonas Stratton, shovelling snow, (1857), 


2 00 


a 


25. Ballard Holt, 


8,79 




$49 34 



REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 



Asa H. Brown, Collector, 
Tristum B. Bailey, 



$263 54 
118 16 



$381 70 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Asa H. Brown, Collector, $52 84 

Tristura B. Bailey, " 5 38 

$58 22 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 



istrict No. 


1. 


N. B. Abbott, 


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3. 


John Chandler, 


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3. 


(C (( 



Building Culvert near Doct. 
Kimball's, 
7. Jeremiah Goldsmith, 
10. B. F. Ward well, 
13. Robert Winning, 
16. P. B. Follansbee, 

20. Aaron N. Luscomb, 

21. William Merrill, 
27. O. S. Morse, 

William Chickering, labor on bridge near 

J. Stimpson's, 
John B. Jenkins, plank for do. 



$20 76 


23,25 


Cu 

85 12 


15 47 


33 20 


26 50 


20 00 


11 00 


25 92 


58 50 


IT 

2 74 


13 02 



$335 48 



NEW ROADS. 

B. F. Wardwell, for land and fence on Summer street, $22 80 
H. F. Pasho,Jr., " " " 21 37 

Gamaliel Gleason, " " " 6 60 

Moody Russell, " " " 5 50 

Nathaniel Whittier, " " " 37 25 

James H. Cochran, " on Punchard Avenue, 17 B2 

649 35 

33 00 

62 82 

790 74 

9 25 

497 06 

1 08 



William Sullivan, making 

Daniel Shannon, fence 

Trustees Punchard Free School, fence 

Nathaniel Whittier, land, fence and costs 

* labor 

Amos Abbott, land, fence and costs 
George N. White, labor 



12154 64 



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HIGHWAY TAXES WORKED AND RE-ASSESSED. 



i strict No. 1. 


Nathan F. Abbott, 


" 2. 


Daniel P. Abbott, 


" « 3. 


John Chandler, 


" 4. 


N. B. Abbott, 


" 6. 


Samuel Abbott, 


" 7. 


Jeremiah Goldsmith, 


" 8. 


Benjamin Jenkins, 


" 9. 


Henry J. Grav, 


" 10. 


B. F. Wardwell, 


" 11. 


Samuel Frye, 


" 12. 


Jonathan Poor, 


11 13. 


Robert Winning, 


" 14. 


Nathan Abbott "2d, 


" 15. 


Henry Boynton, 


" 16. 


P. B. Follansbee, 


" 17. 


Sylvester Lovejoy, 


" 18. 


Joseph Chandler, 


" 19. 


William Perrin, 


" 20. 


Aaron N. Luscomb, 


« 21. 


William Merrill, 


" 22. 


Timothy Abbott, 


" 23. 


David Morgan, 


u 24. 


Stephen Lovejoy, 


" 25. 


Ballard Holt, 


" 26. 


Jacob Chickering, 


" 27. 


O. S. Morse, 


" 28. 


John Hacket, 



$34 71 


57 93 


115 67 


20 80 


8 01 


4 15 


4 36 


20 17 


50 37 


<-y oo 


/ OO 


13 20 


109 67 


17 90 


16 99 


25 93 


9 87 


5 20 


25 51 


59 89 


41 25 


43 06 


73 45 


11 87 


48 85 


127 07 


52 45 


39 81 



$1045 47 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 



A. S. Mansfield for Liquors, 
H. W. Abbott, freight and book, 

" " services as Agent, one year, 

Geo. P. Burnham for Liquors, 
Thomas Smith for measuring Liquors, 
Boston & Maine Railroad for freight, 
John Harding, services as Agent, 9 months, 



$206 35 


6 33 


150 00 


1186 54 


2 00 


19 12 


112 50 



$1682 84 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

H. W. Abbott for paper, 

H. Clark, postage, 

Moses Goodhue, damage on road, 

Hiram Moulton, " " 

M. Sands, school books and paper, 

Sands 6c Byers, " u 

W. F. Draper, for printing, 

H. F. Barnard, room for Town Meeting, 

Nath. Wilson, tax in Lawrence, 

John B. Jenkins, paid costs for road indictment, 

Abbotts' Express, 

J. K. Barker, for surveying, 

Stephen H. Phillips, legal services, 

Jonas Stratton, for brushes, 

E. N. Nickerson, dinners for Selectmen and Checkers, 

J. F. Dodge, for lamps, 

T. E. Mayberry, coal, 

Herman Phelps, returning deaths, 

Henry Abbott, 2d, 

Asa A. Abbott, for surveying, 

Henry G. Kimball, janitor Town House, 

William Chickering, fixtures " 

Guide board, 80; recording deed, 55, 

B. S. White, trucking, 

Asa T. Sanborn, insurance of Town House, 

John B. Jenkins, wood " 

Wm. Chickering, chimneys for lamps " 

Kerosene Oil Co. for oil " 

John R. Loring, for keys 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

T. E. Mayberry & Co., for coal, 

John Cornell, for members of Engine Company, 

Higgins and Abbott, sundries ior " 

Dodge and Beard, " " 

Herman Abbott, settees " 

Horace Lewis, labor on engine, 

B. H. Corning, " " 

Nathan Ellis, for painting engine house 



60 


6 26 


16 34 


17 00 


36 72 


11 14 


104 03 


100 00 


29 57 


11 65 


25 


6 00 


50 00 


3 75 


6 63 


5 66 


33 50 


1 60 


5 70 


1 00 


37 00 


18 71 


1 35 


1 13 


75 00 


4 87 


1 62 


30 50 


1 00 



$618 58 





216 50 


11 76 


6 06 


19 12 


3 06 


1--, 90 


35 50 



$310 10 



SERVICES OF OFFICERS. 

James H. Merrill, School Committee, 

Henry S. Greene, " 

Caleb E. Fisher, 

Henry G. Kimball, for a Commitment, 

Rufus S. Morton, services at Court, 

Henry Abbott, 2d, distributing envelopes, 

William Chickering, Selectman, Assessor and Overseer, 

John B. Jenkins, 

Charles Shattuck, " 

Edward Taylor, Town Clerk and Treasurer, 

" " for writing, 

Tristum B. Bailey, for collecting taxes, 



$39 00 


39 00 


39 00 


1 00 


14 20 


1 50 


100 00 


111 75 


120 50 


100 00 


4 50 


168 60 



$739 05 



OVERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 



PAID 

Lydia B. Frye, 

Mrs. Wm. Kimball, 
Tryphena Beverly, 
Betsy Poor, 


TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

State Lunatic Hospital. 

North Andover. 
House of Correction. 


$239 47 

34 80 
7 57 
3 36 


Eben. L. Hatch, 
Wm. Trulan, 


$285 20 

$7 42 
25 84 




$33 26 



DUE FROM TOWNS. 

North Andover, — Charles Goodhue and Mother, 
Lawrence, — J. K. Shattuck, 
Newburyptort, — Widow Joel Merrill, 

Due from Essex County, — House Correction, 
Wm. Nichols, 



State Paupers. 



Dennis Higgins, 
Patrick Cavenough, 
Family Daniel Wright, 



$17 11 
18 00 
52 50 



928 
$96 89 

$3 00 
7 00 
2 45 

$12 45 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Rufus S. Morton, for Commitment, 



$1 00 
$1 00 



10 



EXPENSE OF ALMSHOUSE. 

R. A. Vinal & Brothers, grain, 
J. W. Carleton & Brothers, supplies, 
Cummings & Robinson, flour, 
Upton & King, supplies, 
French, Fuller & Co., supplies, 
Higgins & Abbott, supplies, 
Dodge & Beard, supplies, 
E. Nickerson & Co., fish, 
S. G. Valpey & Co., meat, 

C. S. Davis, supplies, 
Charles C. Grant, services, 

" " supplies, 

Mary McCusker, labor, 
Warren E. Holt, labor, 
T. E. Mayberry & Co., coal, 
J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 
Stephen Tracy, medical attendance, 
P. M. Jefferson, soap, 
Abbott & Clement, repairs, 
William Barnett, repairs, 
J. T. Winchester, range and cooking ware, 

D. Stevens, cow and calf, 



RELIEF OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. 



$134 89 


38 95 


131 75 


8 60 


88 74 


188 71 


225 37 


12 50 


61 70 


21 59 


300 00 


125 00 


112 00 


100 00 


76 48 


15 21 


15 00 


39 98 


17 50 


3 64 


40 00 


40 00 



$1797, 61 



Benj. Cheever, 

Wm. O. Woodbridge, 

Laura A. Lovejoy and family, 

Henry M. Hovey, 

Warren Mason, 

Polly Abbott, 

Mary Ann Wiley, 

Surrenia Abbott, 

Nathan and Dorcas Chandler, 

Mrs. J. Wardwell, 

Harriet Wright, 

Levi Davis, burial, 

Robert Tough, 

Henry Jenkins, 

Mrs. Trulan and family, 

I. O. Holt's wife, 

Amount carried forward, 280 90 



$11 00 


10 50 


52 00 


26 00 


4 00 


14 21 


3 50 


26 00 


32 25 


23 50 


2 00 


6 50 


2 00 


13 75 


48 69 


5 00 



11 



Amount brought forward, 
A. A. Marshall, 
Phebe A. Johnson's family, 
Rebecca Shattuck, 
Wm. Marshall, coffin, 
Burial child found in river, 
Mary Roberts, 
Burial Harrison Frye, 
Mrs. A. Tuck, 



280 90 


7 00 


9 75 


26 00 


2 50 


1 00 


13 77 


2 50 


19 42 



$362 34 



INVENTORY 

OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE ALMSHOUSE, 
AS PER. ESTIMATE OF AUDITING COMMITTEE, FEU. 14, 1859. 

Mortar and Pestle, 10 ; 8 small bake pans, 48, 
10 bottles and pots, 10 ; hay rope, 50, 
3 strainers, 12 ; 2L. bake pans, 50, 
3 china dishes, 20 ; 2 cans, 50, 

2 tea canisters, 25 ; tin pan, 50, 

3 tunnels, 25 ; 4 bowls, 50, 
2 spiders, 25 ; 2 sad irons, 50 
2 gridles, 25 ; meal chest, 50, 
2 pitchers, 25 ; 2 stone jugs, 50, 
2 tin pails, 25 ; 7 scythe snaths, 50, 
Frying pan, 25 ; tin steamer, 50, 

2 iron bake pans, 25; 10 candle sticks, 60, 
Oil can, 25 ; 3 doz. eggs, 60, 
Rocking chair, 25 ; spoke shave, 70, 
Looking glass, 25 ; 7 jugs, 70, 
Foreplane, 25; 3 Chisels, 75, 
Spade, 25 ; 2 demijons, 75, 
Bread trough, 25 ; 2 dinner bells, 75, 

3 bread pans, 30 ; 9 German spoons, 75, 
Pickles, 30 ; 3 chests, 75, 
14 cake tins, 30 ; 14 lbs. soap, 98, 
Lantern, 33 ; 2 syringes, 1 00, 
Mackerel, 1 00 ; 6 glass lamps, 1 50, 
Vest, 1 00 ; long table, 1 50, 
3 pair socks, 1 00 ; shovel and tongs, 1 50, 
Tobacco, 1 00 ; 3 curtains, 1 50, 
2 tin cream pots, 1 00 ; clock, 1 50, 
Scraper, 100; 1^ bushel barley, i 50, 

Amount carried forward, 34 06 



58 


60 


62 


70 


75 


75 


75 


75 


75 


75 


75 


85 


85 


95 


95 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 05 


1 05 


1 28 


1 33 


2 50 


2 50 


2 50 


2 50 


250 


2 50 



12 

Amount brought forward, 

3 pick axes, 1 00 ; 4 whiffletrees, 1 50, 
2 Handsaws, 1 00 ; 3 clothes horses, ] 75, 
20 iron spoons, 1 00 ; 2 pair steelyards, 1 83, 
2 wood-saws, 1 00 ; 32 lbs. saleratus, 1 92, 
Cradle scythe, 1 00 ; cupboard, 200, 

Beetle & wedges, 1 00 ; hammer, scraper and wrench, 2 00 
53 plates, 1 06 ; 10 meal bags, 2 00, 
2 chests of drawers, 1 08 ; 4 shirts, 2 00, 

4 yards flannel, 1 20 ; 20 yards calico, 2 00 
6 water pails, 1 20 ; 4 gallons preserves, 2 00, 
6 rakes, 1 20 ; 20 flour barrels, 2 00, 

5 augurs, 1 25 ; 4 table cloths, 2 00, 
10 lbs. coffee, 1 25 ; 2 bushels rye, 2 00, 

4 tin pails, 1 25 ; lumber wagon, 2 00, 

5 bread trays, 1 25 ; 8 hoes, 2 00, 
8 small chairs, 1 33 ; peat knife, 2 00, 
4 coffee pots, 1 50 ; 3 bushels onions, 2 25, 
Churn, 2 50 ; 3 draft chains, 3 50, 

2 desks, 2 50 ; 28 chairs, 3 50, 
50 lbs. salt fish, 2 50 ; 15 bushels ruta bagas, 3 75, 
Bits and bitstock, 2 50 ; 43 yards sheeting, 3 87, 
Hay cutter, 2 50 ; 2 ox yokes, 4 00, 
Cooking stove and apparatus, 3 00 ; medicines, 4 00, 
Secretary, 3 00 ; 8 yards sattinett, 4 00 ; 

3 doz. knives and forks, 3 00; 1 bbl. vinegar, 4 00, 
12 bushels beets, 3 00 ; 4 bushels Ind. meal, 4 00, 
30 lbs. tea, 3 00 ; 5 manure forks, 4 00, 

6 wash tubs, 3 00 ; 17 stone and earthen pots, 4 10, 
2 bushels peas, 3 00 ; 7 bushels pop corn in ear, 4 37, 

2 long chains, 3 00 ; 50 lbs. sugar, 4 00, 

3 iron bars, 3 00 ; horse rake, 5 00, 
6 shovels, 3 00 ; 2 blocks and tackle, 5 00, 
Wheelbarrow, 3 00 ; 10 cwt. rye and oat straw, 5 00, 
Cultivator, 3 00 ; corn fodder, 5 00, 
Winnowing mill, 3 00 ; lot iron, 5 00, 
50 pillow cases, 3 00 ; 5 axes, 5 00, 
6 scythes and snaths, 3 00 ; harrow, 5 00, 
8 pitchforks, 3 20 ; drag, 5 00, 
300 lbs. rice meal, 3 45 ; sled, 5 00, 
Blasting tools, 5 00 ; 40 milk pans, 5 00, 
23 straw beds, 11 50 ; vise, 5 00, 
6 bbls. apples, 12 00 ; 5 pairs pantaloons, 5 00, 
2 J bbls. flour, 15 00 ; 20 pork and beef barrels, 5 00, 
30 bed comforters, 15 00 ; 12 chairs, 6 00, 
250 lbs. salt and fresh beef, 17 50 ; 10 bushels oats, 6 00, 

Amount carried forward, 266 12 



34 06 


2 50 


2 75 


2 83 


3 92 


3 00 


, 3 00 


3 06 


3 08 


3 20 


3 20 


3 20 


3 25 


3 25 


3 25 


3 25 


3 33 


3 75 


6 00 


6 00 


6 25 


6 37 


6 50 


7 00 


7 00 


7 00 


7 00 


7 00 


7 10 


7 37 


7 00 


8 00 


8 00 


8 00 


8 00 


8 00 


8 00 


8 00 


8 20 


8 45 


10 00 


16 50 


17 00 


20 00 


21 00 


23 50 



13 



Amount brought forward, 

59 sheets, 17 70; grindstone, 6 00 ; 6 cords peat, 18 00 
75 lbs. butter 18 75; sleigh, 6 00; old hog, 20 00, 

4 ladders, 6 00 ; 4 cords dry wood, 24 00, 
2 barrels soap, 6 50 ; buggy chaise, 25 00, 
4 air tight stoves, 7 25 ; 33 bushels rye, 33 00, 
30 chairs 7 50 ; 6 plows, 36 00, 

4 bushels beans, 8 00 ; 40 bush. corn. 40 00, 

5 pots lard, 8 40 ; 4 tons run hay, 40 00, 
17 bed quilts, 8 50 ; 6 tons coal, 42 00, 

60 pillows, 9 00 ; 2 ox carts, 50 00, 
30 bolsters, 9 00 ; horse wagon, 55 00, 

11 tables, 9 00; ox wagon and rigging, 60 00, 

30 gallons molasses, 9 00; 125 bushels potatoes, 62 50 

20 bedsteads, 10 00 ; 18 cords dry wood, 76 00, 

Lot lumber, 10 00 ; 30 beds, 90 00, 

22 fowls, 11 00 ; 9 shotes, 90 00, 

2 harnesses, 11 00; town maps, 100 00, 

Horse, 100 00; 1,000 lbs. salt pork, 125 00, 

12 tons English hay, 168 00; 6 cows, 180 00, 
55 cords green pine wood, 

Standard weights and measures, 

4 oxen, 250 00 ; 65 cords manure, 325 00, 



266 12 
41 70 
44 75 

30 00 

31 50 
40 25 
43 50 
48 00 
48 40 
50 50 
59 00 
64 00 
69 00 
71 50 
86 00 

100 00 

101 00 
111 00 
225 00 
348 00 
192 50 
200 00 
575 00 

$2934 22 



PAUPERS IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of town paupers, in Almshouse during the year, 33 

u weeks' board, 1269 

" ** foreign paupers entertained, 171 

" " weeks' board, 49 

DEATHS IN ALMSHOUSE DURING THE YEAR. 

Levi Davis, aged 83, 
James Marshall, aged 62, 
Jonathan P. Abbott, aged 76. 



REMAINING 


IN 


ALMSHOUSE. 




Over 80 years of age, 








1 


Between 70 and 80 years 


Of 


age, 


4 


60 


« 70 • 






<< 


4 


50 


" 60 * 






a 


3 


30 


" 40 ' 






u 


2 


20 


" 30 " 






a 


1 


" 1 


u 13 « 






a 


7 



Total 



22 



14 



To 



SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 

Dr. 



Cash received on 


settlement, 1858, 


16 


for 


P>g s > 


119 00 


tt tt CI 


pork, 


73 18 


tt a tt 


vegetables, 


70 98 


it tt tt 


butter and eggs, 


4 96 


It It tt 


peas, 


26 86 


U (( tt 


hay, 


32 06 


it tt a 


straw, 


• 27 53 


it It u 


labor, 


85 87 


(( (1 11 


milk, 


25 14 


44 tt it 


lodging prisoner. 


3 00 


it it tt 


old cultivator, 


50 


tt tt tt 


hides, 


8 66 


it tt tt 


oxen and calves, 


143 75 


it tt a 


cows, 


69 00 


tt tt t( 


feeding cattle in pound, 


5 00 


(( tt tt 


cranberries, 


5 00 


tt it tt 


apples, 


7 75 


a « tt 


map, 25 ; clay, 2 00, 


2 25 


it tt tt 


meadow muck, 


15 75 


(( {< tt 


grain, 


2 40 


" left by Jonathan P. Abbott, 


1 78 


" received 


of Town Treasurer, 


125 00 




'$853 58 



By Cash paid for cloth and clothing, 

4 ' " " " fares and freight, 

" " " " medicine, 

" " " " labor on farm, 

" " " " removing paupers, 

" " flour and grain, 77 73; sundries, 13 82, 

" " " " carpenter work and stock, 

" " fish, 9 50 ; hardware, 5 91, 

" " " " meat, 18 05; farming tools, 10 96, 

" " " groceries, 23 14 ; crackers, 14 87, 

" " ice, 6 00; board of J. O. Curtis, 4 11, 

" " shoats, 26 82; glass and putty, 3 97, 

" " " " bricks and lime, 

Amount carried forward, 



$61 77 


28 26 


7 95 


73 96 


7 70 


91 55 


11 30 


1541 


29 01 


38 01 


10 11 


30 79 


5 15 



4 1 97 



15 

Amount brought forward, 

By Cash paid for books and stationery, 

" " " paint and oil, 

" " " boots and shoes, 

" " " oxen and cow, 

" " blacksmithing, 4 88; D. L. Trow, 3 93, 

" " P. H. Jaquith, 4 05; C. Jameson, 18 08, 

" " E. Sutton, 11 18; J. Wilson, 1 00, 

" " J. H. Cochran, 18 14; J. H. Smith, 15 69, 

" " S. G. Valpev, 139 33; P. King, 6 85, 

" " Wm. Poor, 14 27 ; J. H. Chandler, 5 85, 

" " Henry Burtt, 1 61; E. Hussey, 25 62, 

" to Balance, 



410 97 


4 22 


4 36 


37 40 


125 50 


8 81 


22 13 


12 18 


33 83 


146 18 


20 12 


27 23 


65 



$853 58 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Town of Andover in account with Henry W. Abbott, Town Agent. 

Dr. 

Cash paid Treasurer, 



Stock delivered John Harding, 

Claimed as deficiency in measure of liquors from D. H. 
Atwood, and shrinkage, (2 years), 



Still due from H. W. Abbott, 



$76 12 
99 79 
103 75 
101 02 


$360 68 
236 65 

29 57 


$626 90 
24 00 



$650 90 



Or. 



By stock, Feb. 8th, 1858, 
Cash, " on hand, 



" for liquors, bought, 

" " freight and express, 

" " salary, 3 months, 

Profit 3 months, 



$349 18 


76 12 


24 00 


130 55 


6 33 


37 50 


26 92 



$650 90 



16 

LIQUOR AGENCY (Continued). 
Town of Andover in account with John Harding, Town Agent. 

Dr. 

To Cash paid Town Treasurer, for sales 9 months, $1,317 19 
11 Stock on hand, Feb. 7, 1859, 257 28 



,574 47 



Or. 

By Stock received from H. W. Abbott, $236 65 

" Cash " of the Town for liquor bills, 1102 35 

" " " freight and express, 21 12 

" " " " " 9 months salary, 112 50 

Profit, 9 months, 101 85 



$1,574 47 



The following figures, taken from the Auditors' Reports, show 
the result of the liquor business, from the commencement: 
Paid for liquors and incidental expenses, 

as per Report, Feb. 20, 1856, $1,530 21 

" 19, 1857, 691 98 

" 17, 1858, 935 14 

" " 17, 1859, 1682 84 



Received of Agent, Report, Feb. 20, 1856, 

Feb. 19, 1857, 
« " " Feb. 17, 1858, 

« " " Feb. 17, 1859, 



Stock on hand, Feb. 5, 1859, 
Deduct amount paid, 

Due from H. W. Abbott, 

$177 79 
Showing a net gain of 177 79, from May 27, 1855, to Feb. 5, 1859. 



$4,840 17 

$1,014 24 

994 88 

1,049 69 

1,677 87 


$4,736 68 
257 28 


$4,993 96 
4 840 17 


$153 79 
24 00 



17 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 

Town of Andover in Cash account with Edward Taylor, Treasurer. 

Dr. 



To Paid W. Phillips Foster, for Town House Lot, 
Town House Committee for the building, 
" for furniture, &c, 

Eben. Fish, order No. 90, 1855, 
State Tax, (Andover and N. Andover,) 
County Tax, 
Andover Bank, for money hired, 

" " interest, 

Sundry individuals, hired money, 

" " interest, 

Selectmen's orders, current expenses, 

" " school, and school houses 

Overseers of the Poor, orders, 
Auditors and Selectmen, 
Balance due from T. B. Bailey, collector, 
Cash in Treasurer's hands to balance, 



$2,000 00 


13,019 25 


1,100 00 


2 05 


1,933 00 


4,365 41 


7,450 00 


94 73 


1,200 00 


727 97 


7,375 72 


, 3,784 71 


2,589 25 


22 00 


2,769 97 


3880 94 


$52,315 00 



Or. 

By Cash on hand, $1,830 20 

Balance due from A. H Brown, collector, 1857, 2,327 86 

Received of City of Lawrence, paupers, 10 00 

of North Andover, State and County Tax", 2,457 98 
" " acc'tfor 1857 and 1858, 63 12 

" State Treasurer, school fund, 197 61 

" Andover Bank, money hired, 7,450 00 

Sundry individuals, " 16,350 00 

Liquor Agent, 1,677 87 

" for rent of Town Hall, 152 00 

Assessors order for taxes committed T. B. Bailey, ) 1Q « Q a « A 
including County tax, 



$52,315 00 



E. & O. E. 

Andover, Feb. 16, 1859. 



EDWARD TAYLOR, 

Treasurer. 



2* 



18 



Dr. Town Treasurer in Account current with Notes Payable. Cr. 

1858. 

Feb. 16, To balance due, $11,350 00 By paid sundry persons, $1,200 00 
To hired during the By balance of notes out- 
year, 16,350 00 standing, 26,500 00 

$27,700 00 $27,700 00 

1859. 

Feb. 1 6, To balance outstand- 
ing, $26,500 00 

E E 

EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasures. 
Andover, Feb. 16, 1859. 



Whole number of orders drawn by Selectmen, 139, $7,375 72 

Number of orders drawn for Schools, 60, 3,494 60 

" " School Houses, 16, 290 11 

" " ° by Overseers of Poor, 95, 2,589 25 





$13,749 68 


Tax Assessed, — Current Expenses, 


$8,000 00 


Schools, 


3,500 00 


Town House, 


1,500 00 


County Tax, 


2,661 79 


State Tax, 


1,178 64 


Overlay, 


846 63 


Highway, (re-assessed), 


1,011 81 


Ballard Vale District, 


526 14 


North District, 


223 25 


Phillips District, 


108 10 


Dog Tax, 


242 00 



$19,798 36 



19 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 

The undersigned Trustees of the Punchard Free School, in 
accordance with the requirements contained in their Act of In- 
corporation, herewith render their Annual Account of the condi- 
tion of the Fund, and of the Receipts and Expenditures for the 
year, ending Feb. 1st, 1859. 

Permanent Fund, Forty Thousand Dollars, $40,000 00 

Invested in Notes and Mortgages, 39, 000 00 

Cash credited to Note account, 1,000 00 

40,000 00 



Receipts, 



Interest received since last Report, 2,106 00 

Cash of Town of Andover, award for Fence, 62 82 

Cash credited to Note account as above, 1,000 00 

$3,168 82 



^Expense Account 

Balance due Andover Bank, at date of last Report, 
Paid C. H. Seymour, salary, 

S. L. Bailey, 

Treasurer, " 

Janitor, 

Leopold Herman's account, 

T. E. Mayberry & Co., for coal, 

Horace Wilson, building fence, &c, 

William Barnett, stoves, labor, &c, 

Abbott & Clement, for double windows, 

Isaac M. Hardy, (trees,) 

Geo. F. Baker, wood, 

Amount carried forward, 2,59198 



$389 19 


1,200 00 


500 01 


100 00 


50 00 


97 70 


92 50 


61 55 


35 82 


31 25 


26 90 


7 06 



20 

Amount brought forward, 2,59198 

Paid J. F. C. Hayes, printing, 
" Wm. Eaton, repairs on roof, 
" W. F. Draper, printing, 
" Dodge & Beard, sundries, 
" Patrick Brown, labor, 
" S. Fuller, for postages paid, 
" Nathan Ellis, glazing, 
" Cash on hand to Balance, 

$3,168 82 
Andover, Feb. 1, 1859. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL FULLER, 
GEORGE MOORE, 
J. H. MERRILL, 
MOSES FOSTER, Jr., 
JACOB CHICKERING, 
NATHAN FRYE, 
JOSEPH SHATTUCK. 



5 50 


3 75 


3 67 


1 63 


1 25 


1 00 


62 


559 42 



21 
AVAILABLE ASSETS OF THE TOWN. 



Cash in hands of the Treasurer, 


$3,880 94 


Due from Collector, (Bailey,) 


2,769 97 


" " Newburyport, 


52 50 


" u Lawrence, 


18 00 


« " H. W. Abbott * 


24 00 


" " C. C. Grant, 


65 


" for Rent of Town House, Lyceum, &c., 


75 00 


Stock on hand, liquor agency, 


257 28 




$7,078 34 



LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Notes due by the Town, $26,500 00 

Due School Districts, 1,505 25 

" " " School Houses, 710 79 

" on account of Town House, furniture and dedication, 1,050 00 



Deduct available assets, 



Balance against the Town, 
Balance Reported last year, 

Increase in 1858, 



Valuation of real and personal estate, 1858, 
Tax, 6 96 on 
" on polls, 
Highway Tax, 1 02 on 
" " on polls, 

Population of Old Andover, (1850), 

" Andover, (1855), 

" North Andover, (1855), 
Census of voters, (1857), 

Area of Old Andover, (1852), 
Amount covered by water, (1852), 
Occupied by highways, (1852), 
Total length of railroads, (1852), 

" " of public highways, (1852), 

* Feb. 21st, $21.45 paid the Treasurer by H. W. Abbott, who shows a defi- 
ciency in measure of liquors amounting to 52.55, making the $24.00. 



$29,766 04 
7,078 34 


$22,687 70 
8,586 26 


$14,101 44 


$2,270,328 00 

1,000 00 

1 67 

1,000 00 

41 


6,945 

4,810 | 7 
2,218 \ 7 '°~ 8 
757 


38,549 acres 
1,495 " 
975 " 
20^ m ii es 
174 " 



22 

The undersigned have carefully examined the foregoing ac- 
counts, and find them correctly cast and well vouched. The 
attention of the town is directed to two subjects worthy of their 
consideration. First, the large amount of taxes remitted. Last 
year's Report gave this item as $235 20. This year it reaches 
the sum of $361 70. May not some better method be adopted 
for the collection of our public taxes than the one heretofore pur- 
sued. Second, with regard to the support of paupers, it seems 
necessary to say a word. It appears that the town owns 115 
acres of land, in connection with their almshouse, besides wood- 
land in Lawrence. The expense of cultivating this large farm 
is considerable, because, but little is furnished by the inmates. 
The interest at 6 per cent on the real and personal property of 
the establishment added to other necessary expenses, bring the 
board of each pauper at $2 15 per week. We are aware that 
even this sum is less than some other towns in the State incur in 
supporting their paupers. Our town farm has been managed ex- 
ceedingly well for several years by the present efficient superin- 
tendent, but still it is a question claiming the consideration of 
the town, whether an economical policy may not render the sale 
of a portion of their real estate advisable. 

GEORGE FOSTER, ) 

WILLIAM JENKINS, [Auditors. 

GEORGE WORCESTER,)